Kacey Musgraves Explains Blowin' Smoke

05/07/2013
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(Radio.com) A common theme on Kacey Musgraves' latest album, Same Trailer Different Park, is small town living. But no song addresses the topic better than "Blowin' Smoke."

Like Musgraves' first single "Merry Go Round," this song, which Musgraves wrote with Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, is a play on words. It looks at the many different meanings of the phrase "blowing smoke" whether it's having a cigarette or, as the country singer herself so nicely put it, "talking s***."

Musgraves told Radio.com that she wrote the song through the lens of a waitress who is "a little broken down, a little down on her luck."

"We were just sitting there trying to picture these waitresses just sitting around talking about people and smoking and waiting on customers to come in," she said.

On the song, Musgraves paints a picture of a dead end life of one small town girl. "Brenda's traded smokes for cake/Still hadn't lost that baby weight/And that baby's about to graduate/From college…"

She maintains that she is not poking fun at anyone in particular, but Brenda is a character from her imagination. more on this story

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